Episode TWO Kids Supersize Vs. Superskinny Season Kids

  • Published on Feb 14, 2013
  • Series 1 | Episode 2 | Caitlin and Declan
    Dr Christian meets 12-year-old ballet dancer Caitlin Anstis and 11-year-old Declan Garner who's been bullied because of his supersize frame.
    Declan weighs in at a colossal eleven and a half stone. He's desperately unhappy about the way he looks and it's taking its toll on his quality of life - he won't even go swimming with his friends because he's so embarrassed about his size. Mum Bev is a soft touch who feeds her son whatever he wants. As they receive potentially lifesaving nutritional advice, the pair also receive a hard hitting message from American teen Alexandria, who at just thirteen years old weighs in at a super-supersized 24 stone.
    Six stone Caitlin dreams of becoming a prima ballerina. But when it comes to food, she's more of a prima-donna. A simple bowl of porridge reduces Caitlin to tears. Dr Jessen knows that extreme measures are in order and has lined up a message from Mara Galeazzi, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet. Will Mara's tales of broken bones and broken dreams convince Caitlin to wake up to what the future may hold if she doesn't change her diet?
    And another bunch of rowdy school kids come face to face with real human bodies as Dr Jessen warns of the impact of bad eating on our bones.

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  • Josh Kintzler
    Josh Kintzler 56 minutes ago

    I’m not that over weight I look skinny so I didn’t know where all of the weight was coming from the I learned that muscle is heavier than fat and I have a lot of muscle from gymnastics and dance so not all the weight is fat

  • ;3바나나진
    ;3바나나진 Day ago

    Wait is the ballerina girl isn't normal? She seems normal

  • Maria Howard
    Maria Howard 3 days ago

    i feel so bad for the boy, like he isnt even that overwieght, and he shouldnt be faced all these people being so brutally foreward to him. Like you know? Like he is just a little kid, and there is all these adults saying to his face " you are ugly and overweight, change now" like that is so not true, he seems like such a sweet kid. If I knew him, I would litterly be so nice to him, help him out, be NICE. like i get that they are there to help, but cant they see the mental effects this will have on all of the kids on this show? Positive body image is SUCH a necesity, especially as you get older into college age. This also applies to the little girl, because bro, when the host was like "i doubt very much that you will make it as a dancer." I do understand that they are trying to make a point, but this is a little girls dream were talking about. These are just kids, lets help them, but in a comforting way

  • The Soulful Equine
    The Soulful Equine 3 days ago

    When I was a child, my cousin (she was 9 to 12 at the time, I was 16) she stopped dace after her coach was found out to be verbally abusing th students.Turns out at the start of each lesson, (she had three a week.) her coach would weigh every student and would tell them they were fat if over 35kg. 35kg at 12 is not good at all. She developed an eating disorder later in life -around aged 13 to 15- she developed anorexia, and told me the voice in her head telling her not to eat sounded like her coach. She could not speak up until she was 12 as she was so upset, and quite frankly, thought it was normal. She grew up dancing from aged 4, and when she got her new coach aged 9, she said this is what you do. She thought this woman a mentor to her. And it took her years to realise what was going on.
    I was into horses, and I am now a trainer, but so many of my friends did dance and too many of them ent through being called awful things. Not as seveir as this case, but awful nonetheless. So much pressure is on dancers to be small and weightless, when most of the weight is muscle that they need for the sport. I beg anybody who has a person in their life who is abusing you about your weight, speak up to your teachers, or your friends parents, your coaches, anybody you trust. I know it’s hard, and you are scared to speak up because of the worry of what. They. Will. Say. But your mental health is so important. Please don’t be scared to have a voice.

  • sasha abner
    sasha abner 4 days ago

    i wanna give declan a hug

  • Brooke Heister
    Brooke Heister 4 days ago

    Not trying to be rude, but when I watch these videos, I can't help to notice how bad their teeth are.

  • Tanya L
    Tanya L 5 days ago

    I hope those kids really could change.
    Problem is not only in letting kids eat much of bad food. If parents do not want their children to do something, they must not do it by themselves. Bad food must not exist in the house, if they do not want kids to eat it. But many parents eat it by themselves.

  • lilly cornell
    lilly cornell 5 days ago

    am I the only one who can lose like ten pounds in maybe a day or two? I mean I always gain it back and I'm not overweight or anything it's weird

    • Get_Shanked
      Get_Shanked 2 days ago

      lilly cornell how tf would you lose 10lbs in a day or two? 4lbs water weight is most then the rest, well it takes 3,500 cal to burn 1lb of fat so it’ll take a deficit of 21000 cal for one day, or up to 10,500 for two days

  • lilly cornell
    lilly cornell 6 days ago +2

    I wanna find the kids who picked on that poor kid and give them a good punch

  • Lindsay
    Lindsay 6 days ago +1

    My heart is breaking for Declan watching this.. I hope he's doing better now.

  • Tawney
    Tawney 9 days ago

    Caitlin's mum needs to lay down ground rules. I was not allowed away from the table if I didnt finish my meal, within reason. It's a discipline issue

  • Harpreet Kaur
    Harpreet Kaur 9 days ago

    Declan is such a cute guy

  • spacin_out
    spacin_out 10 days ago

    When the superskinnys dont enjoy meat why not respect their decisions and shows them how to be healthy vegetarians instead of forcing them to eat things they aren't particularly fond of?

    SEI WHAT? 11 days ago

    Mom has it lolol

  • maia
    maia 12 days ago

    honestly she eats a normal amount?

  • h e y
    h e y 12 days ago +1

    The only thing that is fat on me is my thighs.

  • hailEy lY
    hailEy lY 13 days ago +1

    4:30 😶😭😭😭😭😭
    That's saddddd

  • Olivia Grace
    Olivia Grace 14 days ago

    declan is such a handsome little boy and i hope he will continue to loose weight💕

  • I'm not emo I'm goth!
    I'm not emo I'm goth! 14 days ago

    Tip #1 overweight: if you dont want your kid to be overweight DONT BUY THE JUNK FOOD IN THE FIRST PLACE!
    Tip #1 underweight: give your kid a plate of food and don't let them leave the table till it's gone!

  • asdjsdkjd jsjdifjsd
    asdjsdkjd jsjdifjsd 14 days ago

    Honestly the "super skinny" in these isn't that skinny for kids. Like when I was 12 I was a little over 5'3 and 76 pounds and wasn't that much skinnier than other girls my age. I didn't get over 100 until I was 14 and 5'5 and I was never considered really skinny. These kids have 'underweight' BMIs according to adult scales, but most people gain a significant amount of weight in their late teens and early twenties.
    Not saying they don't have to change their diets because they are super unhealthy, but lots of healthy kids are 'underweight' if they haven't finished puberty (which almost no 12 year old has).

  • jupiter is a bean
    jupiter is a bean 14 days ago

    poor Declan being bullied is a horrible thing :(

  • Serendipity Singularity

    Eat your vegetables

  • Serendipity Singularity

    I'm gonna start a food diary

  • Emily X.
    Emily X. 15 days ago

    Not to be mean, but the girl isn't good enough to become a dancer. That's the truth.

    • Get_Shanked
      Get_Shanked 2 days ago

      Emily X. Improvement is a thing

  • melloww nelloww
    melloww nelloww 15 days ago +2

    I bet that girl wouldn't want to dance after going to DANCE MOMS (no offence)😂😂😂

  • 西施小狗Ling Ling
    西施小狗Ling Ling 16 days ago

    declan’s so sweet! i hope he’s at a healthy weight now or is at least trying his best

  • 西施小狗Ling Ling
    西施小狗Ling Ling 16 days ago

    and i oop- 🌝

  • Caitlyn Boone
    Caitlyn Boone 16 days ago

    Where I live 71 laps is not healthy

  • Crystal_Cat 101
    Crystal_Cat 101 16 days ago

    I'm watching this as an insecure and obese kid all my life and I actually frickin cried watching this

  • Syd Jane
    Syd Jane 17 days ago

    please tell me i’m not the only one that skips the mini stories in between

  • Taina Grant
    Taina Grant 17 days ago

    What are crisps and fizzy pops? 😂

  • S L E E P Y P A S T E L S

    It’s kinda hard to eat healthy when everyone in the house are picky and don’t eat correctly plus don’t want to change it

  • merry marshamellow
    merry marshamellow 18 days ago +1

    i eat hella much (healthy food and junk food) but i dont gain any weight at all

  • KJ H
    KJ H 18 days ago +2

    I love Declan's personality . he is SO sweet and inspired the whole way. Keep it up champ. And I am in the same boat as Caitlin, its a struggle for sure, but she's got this! She will reach her goals as a dancer.

  • Emma Suozzo
    Emma Suozzo 19 days ago

    Is the guy was normal weight why did he die early

  • Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes 19 days ago


  • Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes 19 days ago

    Ma che cazzo sto guardando...

  • _. Cayyy ._
    _. Cayyy ._ 20 days ago +1

    I need to be on this show

  • Aubrey Cantrell
    Aubrey Cantrell 20 days ago

    I feel bad about my self now

  • Mimmy Carol
    Mimmy Carol 20 days ago

    Loved this video! 😍👍

  • Tanner Michels
    Tanner Michels 21 day ago +1

    I want an update on Declan!!!

  • Tanner Michels
    Tanner Michels 21 day ago

    Declan is the sweetest young boy!!!

  • raini fiesta
    raini fiesta 21 day ago


  • Jaiden White
    Jaiden White 22 days ago

    The fact people can be mean because of someone body type/shape. It's nasty and rude. And I now how it feels. I have been bullied for years about my weight before I was obese. I was a 60 lbs 1 grader and was still bullied. I became very sad and soon I was diagnosed with clinical depression. And I hid it from everyone and pretended I was funny and happy. Now, I am happier than ever and now I am happy funny and im not faking it. Things like this bring me back and now I feel amazing and not ashamed about my body type.

    Ill go home because nobody cares

  • Hermione Granger
    Hermione Granger 22 days ago +1

    I love how Declan is so willing to try, especially at that first meal when he was asked if it was okay, and he said "I guess I have to be".

  • Madison Phoenix
    Madison Phoenix 22 days ago

    I watch this when I get hungry so that I don’t eat I’m pretty sure I’m developing a eating disorder because I hardly eat and probably lose to much weight in a short amount of time but I’m overweight so I can’t be diagnosed or anything my parents call me fat which just makes it worst and I’m struggling I want to lose weight so badly I starve myself a lot and watch videos like his and also bts videos because there thin and it makes me feel fat and helps me to not eat 😭

  • LaFleur
    LaFleur 22 days ago

    Omg Mara 😍😍😍

  • LaFleur
    LaFleur 22 days ago

    I always feel like throwing up on porridge as well, but I eat it bc it's good if you wright a test in school (not hungry, concentrated, healthy, ...)

  • LaFleur
    LaFleur 22 days ago +1

    She's not gonna make it as a dancer with that technique at age 12. She does bourres without even being on the platform.
    Eatingwise she's like my sister, eating a lot of crap but being super skinny.

  • monkey juice
    monkey juice 23 days ago

    I just think of maddie when I see the girl, am I weird?

    EMILY CREEDON 23 days ago

    In my anorexia getting permission to eat was big for me

  • My World The Channel
    My World The Channel 23 days ago

    Declan is me and my metabolism is Caitlin

    SADIE VANNOSTRAND 24 days ago +1

    Wow im 16 and a 11 year old is taller tham me damn it

  • Abigail Bickerdike
    Abigail Bickerdike 24 days ago +1

    Freak...I’m skinny as that girl...but I eat SO MUCH😅😅...uuuuhh...and I am like..eh about my body..sooo......should I go on a fattening diet?
    Cos like I’m fine..idk

  • Abigail Bickerdike
    Abigail Bickerdike 24 days ago +1

    I’m super skinny...but it’s just my metabolism 😳😬😬😄😄😝😝
    Edit:I’m really grateful for it cos if I didn’t have a fast metabolism I’d be obese..TRUST ME!

  • Lafe Denton
    Lafe Denton 24 days ago +1

    I just about puked with fatty Mcgee food tube. And i think they are being nice to him with such a small amount of fizzy pop. Poor fatty "deprived" of his junk food. Boo hoo it's your fault mom as much as his. He don't have a job to go buy that junk

  • Lafe Denton
    Lafe Denton 24 days ago +1

    The whole family are porkers. Turn off the tv stop buying junk food. You think in a country that has a dental health care system on par with Uganda. You think the people would not want to eat so much sugary foods.

  • KeeperOfTheFire
    KeeperOfTheFire 24 days ago

    bruh this kid isnt even that fat... he's slightly chubby.

  • Ntoko Khanyile
    Ntoko Khanyile 24 days ago +1

    What exactly is a 'doughnut kebab'?

  • ClaylisFletcher
    ClaylisFletcher 25 days ago

    It's weird to watch because my name is Caitlyn too. I struggled my whole life with being a picky eater. It's honestly not a choice, I had to force myself to eat certain things for ages before I could actually enjoy them. I still can't eat certain things without gagging.

  • Katherine P
    Katherine P 25 days ago

    The porridge well in U.S oatmeal I understand it's a texture thing, I hate mushy foods like porridge and yogurt but I realize they're healthy so adding things like fresh fruit (apples, pear, crunchy peach) and crunchy granola helps

  • Emma Shahres
    Emma Shahres 25 days ago

    Wait I’m skinnier than him and I’m 100 pounds but he’s fatter and he’s 61 pounds?!?

    • Emma Shahres
      Emma Shahres 25 days ago

      Okay I found out what’s happening... he weighs more that me........ k I confused

  • Double X Striker
    Double X Striker 25 days ago

    Bruh, these European moms need to be more like black moms and “You better way to gotdamn food!” Or “We got food at home” to their children

  • It's Liberty Lind
    It's Liberty Lind 25 days ago +177

    “the UK has the highest number of obese kids”
    *laughs in american*

  • Samantha Pantoja
    Samantha Pantoja 25 days ago +1

    Every time I hear them mention something bout Americans being fatter or 1/3 or something like that I suddenly get scared and idk why lol 😂 😅

  • masha22092000r
    masha22092000r 25 days ago

    The boy's mother is morbidly obese. It's unsurprising that her kid has problems.

  • Cheyenne & Cassidy
    Cheyenne & Cassidy 26 days ago

    declan is me in any situation

  • Mads Da Monkey
    Mads Da Monkey 26 days ago

    Is is bad that I’m skinnier than Caitlin? Same age, but I’m way skinnier than her. That may be a bit bad

  • Planet Neptune
    Planet Neptune 26 days ago

    So I just watched this and i dont get it. They are body shaming kids for being to fat and to skinny even though adults say not to bully.

  • zashi07
    zashi07 26 days ago

    Declan speaks so softly,hes such an adorable sweet boy

  • Theodora Nabil
    Theodora Nabil 26 days ago

    I am 11. I am a swimmer

  • CCC sabrinaTM
    CCC sabrinaTM 27 days ago

    ok but the girl just looks like a regular ballerina

  • Ellen Jones
    Ellen Jones 27 days ago

    If I was that picky my momma woulda said get over it or starve

  • peachybee
    peachybee 27 days ago

    It's also the parents! They buy the kids food, just dont buy junk food and buy healthy snacks. I do eat junk food sometimes but when there is no junk food in the house, I find the healthy snacks and it is delicious!

  • sabrina lee
    sabrina lee 27 days ago

    That's SO disgusting🤮

  • pianissimo
    pianissimo 27 days ago +2

    8:32 The way he looks at her 😂😂😂😂😂

  • pianissimo
    pianissimo 27 days ago

    Im 5 ft 4, and weigh 110 pounds, now I feel fat 😑

  • Hera Arnardóttir
    Hera Arnardóttir 27 days ago +1

    The mom’s teeth tho..

  • Teri Holliday
    Teri Holliday 27 days ago

    being obese is just as unhealthy as being underweight.

  • Meme Life
    Meme Life 27 days ago

    Jeez she is really picky. That's bad.

  • Raven Harrison
    Raven Harrison 27 days ago

    All I want to do is go hug the poor kid and tell him everything will be ok🥺

  • Wølfie Pláyz
    Wølfie Pláyz 28 days ago +1

    This is REALLY offending to me. I am VERY small.

  • Ashley Lopez
    Ashley Lopez 28 days ago +2

    is it bad i’m eating ice cream while watching this

  • Lawrence Yang
    Lawrence Yang 28 days ago

    That girl is skinny, but I wouldn't consider her dangerously skinny if I see her in real life. This boy does not look that bad comparing to what I see in America. Overall, the show confuses me.

  • Amber Heart
    Amber Heart 29 days ago

    Declan is so polite and sweet tho, poor kids

  • Olivia Brock
    Olivia Brock 29 days ago

    They should be careful with showing the school children, because they only have so much control when they are younger and that can lead to eating disorders in their teens. But on the other hand, it’s good to set a precedent for healthy eating habits.

  • Imre Stensrud
    Imre Stensrud 29 days ago +2

    Thumbs up for this guy. He is so positive and motivated. 👍👍👍👍

  • Emma Qi
    Emma Qi 29 days ago

    Declan's mother's teeth *really* bother me

  • That gamer Ethan
    That gamer Ethan Month ago +1

    My name is Ethan and I'm from America and I lost 2 pounds while watching this video on a stairstepper

  • Jdndbsnc shehd
    Jdndbsnc shehd Month ago

    this is like a blind date lol

  • MyLifeLongFight 101
    MyLifeLongFight 101 Month ago +1

    I struggle with OSFED and it’s no joke

  • andrew Hero
    andrew Hero Month ago

    11 Stone = 154 Pounds

  • Isobel Makin
    Isobel Makin Month ago

    child me: wow I love this show love to learn about food
    adult me: I wonder WHY I have anorexia

  • Barbara Danley
    Barbara Danley Month ago

    Crying over oatmeal makes me want to slap that girl.
    I hate to sound rude but when I was growing up money was tight. We couldn't afford to refuse food. Once I was allowed to have salt and pepper instead of sugar on my oatmeal I was much happier, but I *never* cried about it.

  • Doodle Draw
    Doodle Draw Month ago +6

    16:01 **i see her arm**
    **looks at my arm**
    **dose a sigh of relief**
    “Thank god I’m not like that”

  • Priya
    Priya Month ago

    but i'm 15 and i only weight a few pounds more than that girl i'm not even 7st...

  • HxneyBunnies :3
    HxneyBunnies :3 Month ago +2

    24:06 she looks like Zendaya

  • Lilltea1
    Lilltea1 Month ago

    I'm addicted to junk food, but I'm still underweight. 🤔

  • Viola Rose
    Viola Rose Month ago

    Lol I don’t know why I get sick joy out of watching this super underweight guy teach people about healthy eating, and this super skinny girl feed children crud no child would ever eat. She’s replacing (in the girls case) 300 calories of toast and butter and (in the boys case) 500 calories of pancake, sausage, and juice with literally 720 calories of oatmeal and strawberries. Oh yeah that’s going to learn ‘em 😂😂😂😂😂 I’m crying

  • SuperBunny3000
    SuperBunny3000 Month ago +1

    This show makes me feel like something is wrong with me and my body